Profits for Nonprofits

Helping nonprofits everywhere become more financially sustainable.


Generating new sources of revenues is the primary concern of nonprofit executives and boards, with 24% to 36% of nonprofits operating deficits. (Nonprofit Finance Fund)

To help nonprofits overcome these challenges, NESsT is launching Profits for Nonprofits, an online training for nonprofit executives in (a) financial sustainability and (b) revenue-generation.

In this very practical course, nonprofit leaders build their own business plans, receive hands-on individual coaching, and collaborate with a global cohort of nonprofit executives.

Profits for Nonprofits builds on NESsT’s twenty-year track record in training and coaching more than 14,000 nonprofit organizations in 55 countries to identify new sources of revenue.

NESsT has delivered nonprofit financial sustainability projects for the Ford Foundation, Nike, Open Society Institute, Greenpeace, and USAID, among many global leaders.



Brad (center left) and Loic (center right) with entrepreneurs


Brad Michaels, Founder of SociaLab

As the founder of SociaLab, Brad has helped launch and secure financing for numerous social ventures, globally, and led international trainings on nonprofit management and finance. He has worked in over 25 countries with startups, global companies (UBS Financial), high-profile organizations (Rockefeller Foundation, UN, World Bank) and enterprising nonprofits.

Loïc Comolli, Co-CEO of NESsT 

Loïc has provided business acceleration and incubation services to 1,000 organizations and entrepreneurs, in more than 30 countries, to develop market-based solutions providing jobs and basic services in vulnerable communities. He is the author of numerous publications and case studies on nonprofit financial management and social entrepreneurship for organizations such as the Nike and Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation.

Contact Nathalie Figueroa at nfigueroa[at] for questions about Profits for Nonprofits.

Nonprofit leaders will be able to register for free on-demand courses and higher level paid courses beginning in May.

Participants can also sign up for individual coaching packages from our top experts.



The online courses are organized in six-week modules with weekly webinars and assignments, facilitated by experts in nonprofit financial sustainability and social entrepreneurship.

  • Module 1 focuses on business concept generation and targets nonprofits with limited experience with self-financing.
  • Module 2 focuses on business concept validation and targets nonprofits with existing business concepts.
  • Module 3 focuses on business scaling for nonprofits with business ventures already operating.

Click here for a description of all courses available.